Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: Daily Pilot HomeCollectionsWine
IN THE NEWS

Wine

FEATURED ARTICLES
BUSINESS
By Brianna Bailey | January 29, 2010
Don Schoenburg and Christi Carter knew they had found the right place to open a restaurant when they stumbled across a vacant spot in Lido Marina Village. The couple’s new venture, the Lido Deck, 3420 Via Oporto, Suite 101, features simple, seasonal dishes paired with boutique wines. Featuring waterfront dining and a private dining room, the restaurant is on the site of the defunct eatery Blanca. “Our vision is to have a place where you could come and get a really good meal, or at least not so expensive.
FEATURES
February 23, 2009
Orange county philanthropists and wine lovers will donate money March 28 at the Balboa Bay Club to help abused children, as part of the fundraiser, ?Harvesting Hope for the Olive Crest Kids.? The event, which raises money for Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children, will feature a wine tasting from vineyards across California for an expected 400 notable guests. Attendees will also participate in auctions and listen to live jazz. One such auction will be a silent auction exclusively selling fine wines, while a live auction will offer luxury goods.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2008
After the triple punch of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, many Newport-Mesa residents have likely exhausted their budget for wine and merriment. But for those whose thirst now exceeds their wallets, the Five Crowns restaurant is here to help. The Corona del Mar English-style institution offers a special Monday night wine menu year-round, featuring wines at a 20% to 40% discounted price. Some of the bottles arrived at Five Crowns with a missing or damaged label; others were dropped from the main wine list due to diminishing supply or were surplus bottles from special wine events.
NEWS
October 4, 2007
A convenience store selling beer and wine would be added to the Arco gas station at 2100 Bristol St., if the Newport Beach planning commission agrees today. After a few changes were made to comply with commission requests, staff members recommend signing off on the project. But commissioners also will consider objections from the Santa Ana Heights Project Advisory Committee, which was concerned about the new store?s effect on existing traffic congestion. The Newport Beach planning commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today at 3300 Newport Blvd.
NEWS
June 1, 2003
Dick Cannon This past March, my wife Diane and I visited Chile and spent three delightful weeks with our wonderful friends, the Silva Sante-Banez family (Koca, Chaco, Alberto, 30, Gonzalo, 20, Paula, 29, and her 5-year-old son Udo). This was our fifth trip over the years to visit this incredible country and immerse ourselves in the lives of this special family. Our relationship and bond began 15 years ago when our oldest son, Jeff -- then a junior at Corona del Mar High School -- was an American Field Service exchange student.
FEATURES
By B.W. COOK | February 25, 2009
Lula ula and the late Marion Halfacre , owners of Traditional Jewelers, have been super-dedicated community activists always front and center to support local causes. Since Marion’s death last year, Lula, along with her children and her staff, has not only continued the legacy of community support, but has actually gotten more involved. The Halfacre family has been a visible mainstay for the advancement of Chapman University, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Newport Beach, The Orange County Perform- ing Arts Center and numerous other civic and charitable organizations that are extremely important to many people in the Orange County family at-large.
NEWS
December 14, 2007
The charitable arm of the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, CM900, handed over $10,000 to Assistance League Newport-Mesa recently after raising funds for the youth-focused charity. The annual community event “Wines of the World: Wine and Food Tasting,” produced by CM900 in September, was the source of the donation. Assistance League is a nonprofit organization of volunteers who work to help children and families in the community. CM900 is an association made up of local business people and is used by the chamber to promote public good and support youth programs.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | September 17, 2007
When Jeffrey Dobkin and Julie Thompson-Dobkin started making wine in Newport Beach nine years ago, their winery was their garage — and their assistant grape pressers were 5 and 2 years old. The couple, who both work during the week as physicians, got acquainted with the wine business through friends who owned vineyards in Santa Barbara. Occasionally, the Dobkins volunteered to press grapes, and it wasn’t long before they got inspired to bottle their own brand. Their first attempt took place in 1998, with half a ton of grapes and eight very purple feet.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | May 3, 2014
ENSENADA, MEXICO - Before lunch began, Commodore Chuck Iverson sat in the back corner of a restaurant, reviewing the guest list. It seemed a generic Newport Beach scene: place settings arranged on white tablecloths. Ocean view. Members of the Newport Ocean Sailing Assn., or NOSA, bedecked in navy blazers and khaki pants, mingling with the mayor. Still, the group hadn't valet parked their cars outside. They'd arrived by van. And they were greeted with glasses of wine, not from California, but vineyards in Mexico.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | January 10, 2014
While John Heilman uses wine barrels to build furniture and other household items, he admits he isn't much of an aficionado. "I've never been a wine drinker," he said. "When I do buy it, I like my bottles under 10 bucks. " The Costa Mesa resident was working in construction when he stumbled upon the idea for his business. "I was looking to build a product I could take to craft shows and I came across wine barrels," he said. "My daughter and I opened one up and started playing with it. Now here we are. " The 43-year-old started sketching designs, rented a small storefront in Costa Mesa and opened his business, The Winey Guys, in 2012.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2013
The Big Canyon Country Club will host a wine-tasting benefit Thursday for the Wooden Floor, a Santa Ana nonprofit that offers dance classes for low-income children. The seventh annual Keep the Promise Wine Tasting Benefit begins at 6 p.m. at the country club at 1 Big Canyon Drive, Newport Beach. Last year, the event netted more than $200,000 for the nonprofit, according to a release. The wines, collected and donated by Newport Beach residents Janice and John Markley, hail from Europe, South America, Australia and elsewhere.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | August 30, 2013
A Newport Beach man was sentenced to six years in state prison Friday after pleading guilty to charges that he stole $2.7 million worth of wine from a storage facility he operated and in a separate case under-reported more than $3.5 million of payroll cost at his construction company. The two cases came to a close with guilty pleas to more than 75 felony counts, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. In the first case, George Osumi, 64, broke into wine storage lockers at Legend Cellars Inc., which he operated in Irvine, and replaced expensive bottles with cheaper wines, according to the district attorney.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | November 8, 2012
Lindsey Kath's small business, Branch + Cotton, started with a conundrum: gift wrapping for far-away recipients. "All my family lives back in Minnesota," the Corona del Mar resident said. "I never really had anything to send a gift in. " It was hard finding that perfect box small enough for those little items, Kath said, plus "you have to wrap it, put a ribbon around it, then you have to put it into another box, then bring it to the UPS Store. It's just a hassle. " Her solution?
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | October 4, 2012
A Newport Beach man is facing burglary, grand theft and embezzlement charges after he allegedly stole $2.7 million in wine from his clients' storage lockers at Legend Cellars Inc. in Irvine, an Orange County district attorney's office news release said. George Osumi, 64, is being held on $4-million bail and is scheduled to appear in court for a continued arraignment Friday morning. Osumi, who operated the climate-controlled cellars, broke into the private storage lockers of three different clients and swapped out the expensive bottles valued at nearly $3 million, with much cheaper wine, prosecutors say. In 2008, Osumi allegedly hired a friend to auction the stolen wine, in exchange for a cut of the proceeds.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Heather Youmans | September 20, 2012
Wine lovers will help underserved youth get to college during the Wooden Floor's sixth annual Keep the Promise wine tasting benefit. Proceeds will go to the Santa Ana-based after-school program, which provides arts and educational programs to 375 low-income youth annually. Community support enables year-round academic programs, pre-collegiate mentoring, college scholarships and family services to be offered free of charge. Former Wooden Floor board member John Markley and his wife, Janice, created Keep the Promise to host the most distinguished wine tasting in Orange County, and in turn, generate the most impact for the students.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | September 12, 2012
I'm a hypocrite. I'm a Muslim who drinks alcohol — except during the month of Ramadan, of course. There. I said it. I am a hypocrite. Alcohol is forbidden in Islam. There are those Muslims, however, including me, who argue that alcohol is not really a big deal, and as long as you don't get drunk, drink before praying or become dependent, it's fine to imbibe in moderation. But I can't get away with that. The problem here is I can read. I can reason. And based on all of those readings, the history of alcohol during the Prophet Muhammad's life and verses in the Koran, alcohol is not allowed (and that's just not cool)
NEWS
By Len Bose | September 6, 2012
This Labor Day weekend I climbed aboard my 1983 Schwinn Traveler bicycle and set out on a different type of harbor cruise. Words that came to mind on this hot summer day, as I pedaled from Huntington Beach to Newport, were working waterfront facilities, holistic, accessibility, inclusive and enjoyment. I thought back to when I first came down to the harbor in 1975 to sail the Hobie 16 my father had just bought from Fletcher Olson at Hobie Newport. We launched the boat off of 18th Street and I immediately immersed myself into sailing and our harbor.
NEWS
July 21, 2012
The Shake Shack's application to serve wine and beer has been delayed by 10 letters of protest, a state official has confirmed. "It's going to be awhile," said Nora Amante, a licensing representative for the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control office in Santa Ana. The Shake Shack applied for the license in May. Fourteen letters were sent to ABC officials protesting the license, 10 of which were validated, she said. The letters generally expressed concerns for the dangers of intoxicated patrons leaving the parking lot and exiting onto East Coast Highway, she said.
Daily Pilot Articles Daily Pilot Articles
|